A BUST-UP at a Solway coastguard station led to it closing for five days.
Portling was forced to call off operations after six resignations left the unit without enough volunteers to safely carry out rescues.
The team was stood down from November 12 to 16, leaving Annan and Kirkcudbright stations to take up their duties.
A further two volunteers have since left.
The fall-out and resignations, including that of the leader of the crew, were over “internal regulation breaches”, according to Solway sector manager John Hope.
He added: “We are back to business as usual at Portling, despite the actions of some former members.
“The resignations, for various reasons, came after internal regulation breaches but we now have a team back operating fully.”
A Coastguard spokeswoman added: “This area has always been backed up by the teams from Kirkcudbright and Annan.”
The resignations came against a background of uncertainty in the wake of the announcement on Tuesday that coastguard operation centres in Liverpool, which controls most of the Solway, and the Clyde are to close within five years.
MP Russell Brown hit out: “I am absolutely furious that the Government has ignored the pleas of local people and hammered the final nail in the coffin for Dumfries and Galloway’s coastguard cover.
“Our region has more than 200 miles of coast and the local knowledge built up over the years at both Liverpool and Clyde saves lives.”
But sector manager Mr Hope does not believe it will hamper the day-to-day operations of the rescue teams.
He said: “It will still be managed by an outside operations centre, as it is currently. We will continue to carry out our duties accordingly.”